FV 122 INTERVIEW: With planetary scientist François Forget (Part 1)

12.01.2020 - By French Voices Podcast | Learn French | Interviews with Native French Speakers | French Culture

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Meet François Forget, a planetary scientist at the Laboratoire de Météo Dynamique in Paris.  François is an atmospheric dynamicist: he and his team model other planetary atmospheres including Mars, Titan and exoplanets.
In this first episode, François will explain in simple terms what he does. We'll also talk about Mars and what makes it such an interesting planet to study. Are we alone in the universe? Does life necessarily need water to develop? How can we look for evidence of water / life under the surface of planets we can't even reach? Listen in!

François Forget's personal site

Watch lectures by François Forget online:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5YOhUiwedg (in French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avByRwZzeuk (in French)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7v24dk (in French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiVNOlo3xbQ (in English)

Vocab List
ADN (nm) = DNAalizé (nm) = trade windchauvin,e (adj) = chauvinistic, partisan ; nationalisticeffarant,e (adj) = amazing, astounding ; alarming, frighteningétalon (nm) = benchmark, yardstickfaille (nf) = fault, rift (geology)indice (nm) = cluemener une enquête = to lead an investigationmilliard = billionmousson (nf) = monsoonnain,e (n, adj) = dwarfpas grand-chose = not muchplanétologue (n) = planetary scientist

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